met a woman by a well in Sychar, a town in Samaria and during their very
interesting conversation he said: “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the
true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father
seeketh such to worship Him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must
worship him in spirit and in truth" (John 4:23-24; KJV).
for thought indeed! The verse implies that there can be true and false worshipers. So, what is worship? Worship is to humble ourselves before our God
and offer the reverence, respect, honor and love that his awesome and mighty
presence and self, demand of us; to be lost in adoration in his presence.
wants our worship; he knows that it draws us close into his presence; into
fellowship with him (Ps 22:3). It is possible to just go through the motions
but God wants those who will worship him in spirit and in truth.
is not a head thing but something of sincerity and great integrity that wells
up from deep inside us, from our spirit, prompted by the Holy Spirit (Phil
3:3). Get alone with God, let that worship well up within you and experience his
approval, his love, his healing and his peace; you can experience all of God in
that intimacy with him.
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In Isaiah 43:7 the prophet said we are created
for God's glory. How do we bring glory to God? I believe one way we do that is
by worshiping him. We worship God because he is holy, because of who he is not
because of what he has given us.
are very many psalms that encourage us to worship God. In psalm 99:5 the psalmist
says: "Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is
holy". In Revelation 4:10-11 (KJV) the elders in heaven are constantly
worshiping God, saying: "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory, honour
and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are were
word used for worship in both the new and old testament is similar in meaning
and scope. The words collectively mean to make oneself low, humble, in
obedience but to lift up, exalt, honor and adore the Lord. From these words we
also see a sense of intimacy in worship; intimacy with our God.
John 4:24, the apostle John wrote that: “God is a Spirit: and they that worship
him must worship him in spirit and in truth”. This is a heartfelt worship in
integrity and assisted by the Holy Spirit (Phil 3:3) We don't have to be in a
church to worship the Lord, we can do it anytime anywhere; we can do it out
loud or we can do it in silence. Either way worship ushers us into the presence
of the Lord where God can speak to us, change us and minister to us.
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